Live Literature

Open mic slots every month

Some of the best writing

from around the world

New writing

and professional polish

Louis Marchesi, 2nd Monday of each month

Café Writers presents to you….monthly readings of poetry and prose of extremely high quality in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.   There are also open mic slots every month so do come along and share something of your own.

Meetings are held at Louis Marchesi, 17 Tombland, Norwich in the upstairs function room.  Meetings start at 7.30pm and the entrance fee is £3.

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To register for our event on Zoom on the 12th April with Christopher Allen and Helen Rye please use the following link:
This will be a free event, but if you would like to send us a donation, you can do so here through PayPal

When you walk into a room with a living, responsive poetry culture in it, you feel it in the air. Like last night @CafeWriters – Zoom-space feeling house-warmed and human

Philip Gross


Forthcoming events

8th March 2021 – Katrina Naomi and Jinny Fisher

This event will now be held through ZOOM. You can reserve tickets ten days before the date. Please see Home Page for details.Katrina Naomi received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors for her third full collection, Wild Persistence,...

12th April 2021 – Christopher Allen and Helen Rye

This event will be held through ZOOM. You can reserve tickets from around ten days before the date. Please see home page for details then. Christopher Allen is the editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. His work has been published, most recently, in The Best Small Fictions...

14th June 2021 – Rishi Dastidar and Jill Abram.

A poem from Rishi Dastidar’s debut Ticker-tape was included in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018. A pamphlet, the break of a wave, was published by Offord Road Books in 2019. His second collection, Saffron Jack, is published in the UK  by Nine Arches Press. He is also...